Former Wallabies Boss Michael Cheika Lands Shock Coaching Role

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Code switch.

Former Wallabies, Leinster and Waratahs boss Michael Cheika has landed a shock new coaching role with the Australian jumping codes to join NRL side the Sydney Roosters on a short-term coaching advisor’s role.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the 52-year-old is currently assisting the reigning back-to-back NRL champion club’s head coach Trent Robinson by working with the squad’s coaches and the players’ attacking skills.

“He is helping push myself and the assistant coaches to improve and challenging our ideas and helping push us again in 2020,” Robinson said.

Cheika ended his five-year tenure with Australia following their Rugby World Cup exit at hands of England at the quarter-final stages in Japan. He has been linked with a number of roles including Montpellier in the Top 14 but has instead opted to jump codes – at least for now.

Glasgow Warriors coach Dave Rennie is set to replace him as Australia boss at the end of the PRO14 season.